The map allows users to click on countries to see what sanctions are in force and also to search by sector.
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The European Union launched an interactive online map Friday to help businesses and officials steer through the jungle of international sanctions in force against regimes, organizations and individuals around the world.Estonia, which holds the EU's rotating presidency and developed the map, says that member states and EU institutions deal with "thousands of inquiries" every day from companies and officials unsure of which sanctions they need to follow.An EU official said a dedicated European Commission email help line was typically bombarded with queries about sanctions after new measures were adopted, adding that the new map was a "very welcome and complementary tool".Up to now the EU has maintained a 136-page list of sanctions, with links to hundreds of detailed legal acts, she said, but it is currently only updated twice a year.
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